In January 2008 East Riding of Yorkshire council submitted a claim to my Department for funding of £6.095 million to repair damage to their roads caused by flooding in 2007. The authority received an interim settlement in March in respect of £2.25 million. This covered £1.087 million funding to the authority to cover the costs identified and supported by evidence and a local contribution of £1.163 million representing 15 per cent. of their 2007-08 Local Transport Plan capital highway maintenance allocation.
Discussions have been held with the authority regarding the evidence they need to provide to support the remaining £3.845 million costs in their claim. The Department will consider whether further funding should be paid to the authority in the light of further evidence.